Post # 1
… of a good stack?
So, my question is this: What do y’all think is the “secret” to building a good/fun/interesting ring stack? Is it mixing textures and/or shapes? Mixing different ring widths together? Mixing metals? Mixing different ring styles? (Ex: solitaire or center stone ring + bands vs. all bands) Anything goes?
I would love to know, for the ladies who stack, what your thought process was in building things up. Also, was there any specific reason that made you want to try the stacked look?
I know there are a ton of stacking threads on WB, so I hope I’m not rehashing old news here.
Post # 2
Giving this thread a little *bump* in the hopes that someone out there will give me some advice or wisdom.
Post # 3
I think the one of the majors ones for me is that they compliment each other. I don’t like mixing modern and antique styles. Or any styles for that matter. Idk I am a very picky person when it comes to ring stacks. You definitely CAN have to many when it comes to stacks. 3 rings at most for me.
Post # 4
Leonidas: I do think a stack is super pretty when all the parts compliment each other in some way. I’ve been looking at different pictures online, and was thinking today that having the same color but different textures in the stack is pretty, too. But then … I also like the look of different metals together. Hmmm … perhaps this means there are no rules. LOL.
Post # 5
I’ve wondered about this myself and after seeing many many pictures (cuz I love rings) I think it’s similar band HEIGHT! That way even when you mix metals, colors, gemstones, styles they look like they belong together…IMO.
Post # 6
I really love stacks!! I think they depend on your style and many rules can go. I like different shapes and mixed metals. I usually stick to white stones and plain metal bands. I also like gaps and creating an airyness to the stack.
I read on a store’s website that stacked rings should be carefully curated like a work of art. I think that the possibilities are endless! 🙂
Here are my stacks, usually mixing white and rose metals:
Post # 7
longtimemrs: I don’t think there’s an exact science to it, but I think that one really fool proof way to go about it is to
– Choose rings with a similar gauge (the height that the band comes up off your finger)
– Go for variety. A mix of metals usually looks best. Probably some rings with stones and some without. Mix up styles such as milgrain, engraving, finishes, marquise settings, etc.
– Choose rings that will all sit relatively flush. Not that a halo ring/whatever can’t work, but it’s a lot easier to make a stack work with relatively straight sided rings.
Post # 8
- Wedding: April 2013 - A court...
I only wear my wedding ring as of now, but I want to eventually have a stack of my own 😀
I just want something that looks cohesive and isn’t too much. Why I want a set of my own? Just because i could mix and match and/or alternate them however id like. My favorite sets on here are MrsHoneyC and MissRhino… At least I think that’s their user names lol. So I guess my dream set has sapphires & diamonds, and no more than three bands.
Post # 9
ohhh, fun question! I think the best stacks have rings that are all pretty much the same height. They should all be about the same height/depth on your finger. Then I think you need some variety in textures. Just a whole lot of diamonds all stacked up does not look as fab to as as a diamond band, and brushed finish metal band, and and etoile band… as an example. And lastly, I think you need some variety in widths. So not 2mm, 2mm, 2mm…. My personal preference would also leave some gaps, so maybe a round bezel band in thrown in there with some straight edge bands, but I just like that look. And don’t forget to size up!! Because nothing ruins a good stack more than squished looking fingers.
Post # 10
Scintillante: cbgg: atreyu547: jcent:
Thank you all so much for your replies and advice, ladies! I should have posted back in here sooner, but life has been busy. And I forgot I had posted this thread. >.< I really like the idea of a stack being cultivated over a number of years. I think I have read that, too, and really loved it at the time. I also love the idea of how a stack (or even different stacks, if you like to change things around a bit) can really reflect the wearer’s personality. It’s such a fun thing, overall.
I love, love, love seeing all the different stacks here on WB. I used to stack rings when I was younger, but not with my ERing or “wedding” set — just with different “fun” type rings. I always loved the look of it, but I think I felt a bit intimidated when thinking about stacking with “wedding” type rings. Not sure if that makes sense … LOL. And I also wondered about stacking with my ERing because it’s kind of thick. I feel like I mostly see people stacking with ERings that are solitaires or have thinner bands.
This is the “stack” I’ve been playing with over the past week or so. It’s super simple, but I kind of like that. I’ve been enjoying the heck out of my new little twist bands.
Post # 11
longtimemrs: I love your twist bands! How fun! I’d like to add another band to my right hand. I’d like something like this:
Post # 12
Bridey77: Thanks! I’m so glad I finally broke down and bought them. I’ve been having lots of fun mixing and matching with them.
Oooooh! Love the ring you posted. So, so pretty. I love the pink, especially!
Post # 13
I love those twist bands! The good thing about stacking is that it can change overtime as your tastes change. 🙂 I love having the options of more simple bands or diamonds bands, depending on mood, or what I am doing.
Post # 14
longtimemrs: i love looking at stacks on the bee, but i dont think wacky mixed metals n styles will be for me. Only stacking my ering and wedding band so far n they r both platinum with channel set princess cut dismonds, but my ering has a centre round cut solitaire… So i might get an eternity with round diamonds..but itll still be matchy matchy in a way
Post # 15
I know this thread is a little old but I thought it was an interesting question and wanted to throw in my two cents. I think there are many ways for stacks to look good: sometimes mixing metals, sometimes mixing shapes and sizes, gemstone and non gemstones -the possibilities are endless! I think of it like having a few staple pieces in your wardrobe that can be mixed and matched to create many different looks. Ok now for some pics! I have a wedding stack I wear but I also mix and match many other rings and stack them as well. I will show a few examples: (at the risk of revealing how completely obsesed I really am! LOL)
Mother; s stack
and various fun stacks: